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of the cisco argued that electric lights will invade the environment and will have at least three lawyers running things that say, you can be killed by electricity if somebody tries to put electricity in your house. call us and we will sue them for you. now, the whole of washington in both parties are prisoners of the past. they are trapped into the ideas, the technology, a mindset. they fight over how to redistribute on the right and redistribute by having bigger bureaucracy. but there are -- they are trapped in age of candles. the first african electric lights about 1800. on october 22, 1879, thomas edison's laboratory at the first successful electric light. ithis was 79 years of hard work. and it lasted 13 and a half hours. within a few months, edison had hit upon using carbonized bamboo. and the first practical light using carbonized bamboo lasted 1200 hours. here's what edison said. this is the spirit we launched, -- lost, which seemed determined to avoid thinking about, edison said, quote, we will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles. [applause] you know, i
buildup on each side. so, i developed that plan, took it over to the assistant secretary of state cisco, and from there to the nsc. it got to henry kissinger, and he thought, that's interesting, but i can't persuade these folks to do this, to disengage they're forces and to quit sniping at each other. that's 1972. so, in february of '73, sort of as a free-floating agent, i floated over to the cia and joined the office of the director of central intelligence, and i took my little plan with me. and so i got over there, and the war happened. and you've heart quite a bit about that. my next role was as that war ran down, was to resurrect for dr. kissinger the plan for the disengagement of forces. that i put into play in the diplomatic arena. kissinger suggested and browbeat the parties into doing that. we tweaked the plan a bit, and he sent me off to sell it to the parties. which gave me an interesting experience to talk to presidents about and prime ministers, meir and various intelligence and army people. the next thing that i got involved in was to propose to the director that we do a di
, merck, corning, boeing, goldman sachs, microsoft, caterpillar, cisco systems, dow chemicals, major, profitable corporations using tax havens to avoid paying in the united states of america. we have an amendment to deal with that issue, and i hope we can have bipartisan support for that amendment. mr. president, i want to talk about my second amendment, and now i speak as chairmen of the veterans' committee. this amendment, number 198, would establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the benefits of disabled veterans and their survivors by not enacting the so-called chained c.p.i. i'm pleased that this amendment is being cosponsored by senators had a harkin and hirono. mr. president, the time has come for the senate to send a very loud and clear message to the american people. we will not balance the budget on the backs of disabled veterans who have lost their arms, their legs and their eyesight defending our country. we will not balance the budget on the backs of the men and women who have already sacrificed for us in iraq and afghanistan, nor on the widows who have lost t
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